UCIT ShareIT Opens Doors to Future IT Careers!
The ShareIT development program for future innovators, engineers and coders! As a participant in this program, students receive a variety of industry skills including App Development, Web Development and Programming, Virtual Reality, Game Design and Multimedia. Participants will also network with IT professionals, explore careers in the IT field and have access to UC’s award winning Mobile Apps Lab. Students are also be assigned a laptop to keep at home so they can explore and practice the skills taught in each session. Students who successfully complete their assigned project, attendance requirements and required activities will be eligible to keep the laptop after program completion. Students meet every Thursday on UC's campus to explore a different topic in IT such as hardware, database management, virtual reality, app & web development, cyber-security, robotics & programming and project management. Students learn from experts in the field in a small group setting. They work in teams to practice the skills they are learning in a hands-on project environment. Through out the program students learn communication skills, teamwork and networking.
ShareIT provides students with an opportunity to meet the team from IT@UC. Throughout the program students take a tour of the facilities, they meet with guest speakers who talk about the importance of IT and the students learn about post high school educational opportunities that will support their career choices. Students explore why they should pursue a career in Information Technology. IT is in everything we do, it is future focused, in high demand, stable and offers diverse career opportunities.
The goals of the program are:
- To provide resources, interactive learning programs and UCIT internships geared towards students who want to pursue a career in IT.
- To provide real world experience in multiple careers within IT.
- To provide mentoring opportunities with IT professionals
- To provide information on pathways into UC
- To recruit students into the 11th/12th grade Programming & Software Development